Tuesday sports roundup: Nickel goal helps WHS girls hockey team win in OT

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Tuesday night high school sports roundup:

Girls hockey

Worthington 6, Austin 5 (OT)

AUSTIN -- Senior forward Riley Nickel scored with about one minute remaining in overtime Tuesday night to give the Worthington Trojans girls hockey team a 6-5 win over host Austin.

Nickel’s shot came after she skated end to end and fired the puck into the top left corner of the Packers’ net.


Austin had the hot hand early, scoring the first four goals of the game. But Worthington answered with three in a row to make the score 4-3, and after the Packers scored again to take a 5-3 lead into the third period, the Trojans scored the last three goals.

Megan Dykstra scored two goals for Worthington, including the first goal of the third period. Lauren Nelson, Marin Pederson and Cadence Van Ede also scored for WHS.

Van Ede’s score knotted the game at 5-5.

Worthington 0 3 2 1 -- 6

Austin 3 2 0 0 -- 5


Luverne Triangular

LUVERNE -- The Windom/Mountain Lake wrestling team built up a 36-3 lead through 160 pounds and held on to beat the Worthington Trojans 36-31 in the Luverne Triangular Tuesday.


In other matches, Worthington defeated Luverne 45-33 and Windom/Mountain Lake topped Luverne 39-35.

Worthington won the last five matches against W/ML as Eh Day Htoo scored a 13-5 major decision over John Bergman at 170, Evan Neuberger won by forfeit at 182, Mason Schutz pinned Graycen Hansen at 195, Win Lwe Aung pinned Damion Pohlman at 220, and Kasey Gerhard won by forfeit at 285. But it still left Worthington short.

Windom/Mountain Lake’s Matthew Voehl turned a technical fall over the Trojans’ Saul Galvez at 113 pounds and Jared Hunter pinned Moo Bleh in 2:30 at 138. A 5-4 decision by Eagan Maras over Josiah Banegas at 152 was a key victory for the Eagles.

Against Luverne, the Trojans got wins from Saul Galvez at 106, Dalton Larson at 120, Oscar Galvez at 132, Miat Htoo at 145, Banegas at 152, Neuberger at 195, Schutz at 220 and Gerhard at 285. Both Galvezes won by fall, as did Htoo, Banegas, Neuberger, Schutz and Gerhard.

W/ML scored falls over Luverne with Preston Xayachak at 106, Voehl at 113, Tucker Renquist at 132, Hunter at 138 and Noah Holmberg at 145.

Thursday night high school sports roundup:
Oscar Galvez captured a milestone, and the WHS wrestling team defeated Quad County and Redwood Valley Tuesday night

Boys Basketball

SW Christian 76, Pipestone Area 72

PIPESTONE -- Down eight points at halftime, Southwest Minnesota Christian outscored Pipestone Area 44-32 in the second half to prevail. The Eagles went on an 8-0 run to lead by six points with about 1:40 to play, then held on.


Dawson Rieck scored 28 points, Jacob Uilk had 15 and Jarett Kuipers had 14 to pace the Southwest scorers.

Rysley Borman led PA with 21. Merrick Heidebrink added 16 and Kellen Johnson 11.

Pipestone Area shot 52 percent from the field to Southwest Christian’s 47 percent. The Eagles held a 36-32 rebounding advantage.

Southwest Christian 32 76

Pipestone Area 40 72

Windom Area 118, Redwood Valley 88

WINDOM – The Windom Area Eagles set a new school record for points in a Big South Conference game against Redwood Valley.

Leading scorer for the Eagles was Henry Erickson with 22 points and 12 assists. Abraham McKibbin had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Greyson Elder scored 20 points for Windom, and connected on five 3-point attempts in the first half. Bryan Macario Rios scored 19 points.

Leading scorers for Redwood Valley were Elway Berg and Lukas Means.

The Eagles play again on Friday when Windom Area travels to Luverne.

Windom Area 64 118

Redwood Valley 44 88

W-WG 81, HL-O/F 51

WESTBROOK -- Dan Kleven scored 21 points to lead the Westbrook-Walnut Grove Chargers to a victory over the Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Coyotes. Kole Curry finished with 14 points and Adyn Vue had 12 points.

HL-O/F’s Sawyer Drent scored 29 points.

W-WG 48 81

HL-O/F 20 51

Lakeview 49, MCC 37

COTTONWOOD -- Tanner Graphenteen scored 15 points for Murray County Central though it wasn’t enough to pull out a win against Lakeview. Bryce Hoekman had nine points with 11 rebounds. Jaden Deacon finished with seven points and Christian Tentinger had six points.

Lakeview 27 49

MCC 22 37

Girls Basketball

Fairmont 60, Worthington 45

FAIRMONT -- The Worthington Trojans received a balanced effort in Fairmont, but their balance wasn’t enough to wind up on the winning end of the score. WHS fall to 2-10 on the season with Tuesday’s 15-point setback, and 0-4 in the Big South Conference.

Newyouman Gora led Worthington with 11 points. Ellie Weg had eight points, Tarren Spartz had seven, and Aisha Zeidi and Janessa Hamann both had six.

Spartz pulled down nine rebounds. Weg and Pham Gora both had seven rebounds, and Zeidi had six.

Pham Gora was outstanding in dishing out assists, finishing with 11. Newyouman had seven steals and Pham six.

Worthington 24 45

Fairmont 33 60

Luverne 80, JCC 50

LUVERNE -- The Luverne Cardinals had five girls in double digits in a win over the Jackson County Central Huskies. Averill Sehr scored 13 points, Liz Wagner and Sarah Stegenga 12 apiece, Kira John 11, and Kiesli Smith 10.

JCC’s Maci Farmer scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and three steals. Rylie Cother had 20 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.

Luverne 42 80

JCC 23 50

Edgerton 75, HL-O/F 24

FULDA -- Mateya Gilbertson tallied 21 points to lead Edgerton Public to a convincing victory over Red Rock Conference rival Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda.

Alyda Vande Griend added 15 points. Savannah Schultz and Reese Vande Griend both had nine.

Kelli Renneke with seven points and Irish Hollahan with six paced HL-O/F.

Edgerton 47 75

HL-O/F 19 24

SWC 68, RRC 28

LAMBERTON -- Southwest Christian’s Jocelyn Barron scored 12 points with seven rebounds to lead the team to a victory over Red Rock Central. Madyson Fey ended with 13 points. Ana Veldkamp had 10 points with six rebounds.

Emily DeCock scored 11 points for RRC.

SWC 45 68

RRC 13 28

MCC 46, MLA/C 41

MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Seanna Swensen scored 14 points with 13 rebounds to lead Murray County Central to a win over Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey. Casey Miller had 11 points to contribute.

MLA/C’s Brooke Naas scored 15 points and Jaci Tollefson had nine points.

MC 15 46

MLA/C 22 41

H-BC 80, Adrian/Ellsworth 49

HILLS – Abbie Harris, Layla Deelstra, and Lanae Elbers netted 14 points each for Hills-Beaver Creek in a Red Rock Conference victory over Adrian/Ellsworth.

Olivia Deelstra had 10 points for H-BC, while Brynn Rauk and Ella Sammons scored nine respectively. Harris had six assists, and a block.

H-BC connected on seven of its 17 3-point shots.

Leading scorers for the Dragons were Madeline Wagner and Sadie Krahling with 10 points each. Krahling had three assists and a steal.

H-BC improves to 4-9 on the season, and will host Mountain Lake Area/Comfrey on Friday. The Dragons are 4-8 and travel to play Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda on Friday.

H-BC 45 80

Adrian/Ellsworth 20 49

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